― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish
I must admit I haven't taken part in Blogtober14, but having seen Helene's link up today and being such a book fan I thought I'd partake in today's prompt - My Favourite Book.
So, if I had to pick one favourite book (which now I think about it is quite a challenge) I think I'd have to go for The Girl in Times Square by Paullina Simons.
Landed with rather dysfunctional parents, a political brother and a surly detective investigating her roommate's disappearance, Lily's life turns into a rollercoaster and I literally couldn't put the book down. I first read this book years ago and I've read it many times since- always recommending it to friends on the way. There's something about this story that totally hooked me and there's an underlying karma balance thing going on within it too which really intrigues me.
I love a big chunky book that I know will take me a while to read and this definitely fit the bill. I mainly read crime fiction and although this book has a bit of detective thing going on it's more about life, love and family than anything else. I've read a couple of others by the same author but this is definitely the winner in my opinion!
As it's so difficult to pick one book I thought I'd share some of my favourite childhood books too;
Goodnight Mr Tom
So if you are, or know, a teenage reader send them to Waterstones immediately.
If I've inspired you to read The Girl in Times Square then let me know what you think of it.